The Daily Populous

Saturday May 11st, 2019 morning edition

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(CNN) Hollywood has been outspoken against a controversial Georgia abortion law, and now the heads of three production companies are saying they will not film in the state.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the "heartbeat bill" into law Tuesday, and the American Civil Liberties Union has said it will challenge the new law in court.

They promised to donate 100% of their episodic fees to the ACLU of Georiga and Fair Fight Georgia , an election reform organization.

"Governor Kemp's 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Law is an unconstitutional effort to further restrict women and their health providers from making private medical decisions on their terms.

"Killer Films will no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned," she said.

Killer Films will no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned.

"Film and television production in Georgia supports more than 92,000 jobs and brings significant economic benefits to communities and families," the statement said. »

Mexico Wants to Decriminalize All Drugs and Negotiate With the U.S. to Do the Same

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During his campaign and after winning election, he has consistently called for major reforms to his country’s prohibition on drugs.

With Canada’s decision to legalize and Mexico pushing to decriminalize all drugs, the U.S. may soon find itself isolated by its neighbors when it comes to drug policy.

“Governments are increasingly finding they can neither justify nor afford maintaining the war on drugs,” Hawkins pointed out. »

North Dakota quietly decriminalized marijuana

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North Dakota quietly decriminalized marijuana earlier this month, making it the 25th state to do so.

Fifteen additional states, now including North Dakota, have only decriminalized.

North Dakota voters rejected a marijuana legalization ballot initiative last year, but activists reportedly will try again in 2020. »

UN: Plastic waste pact approved with US among few holdouts

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United Nations officials say nearly all of the world's countries have agreed on a deal to better manage plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception.

A "legally binding framework" that affects thousands of types of plastic waste emerged Friday, May 10, 2019 after a two-week meeting of U.N.-backed conventions on plastic waste and toxic chemicals.

GENEVA (AP) — Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception, United Nations environmental officials said Friday. »